Halloween is going to look entirely different this year. I don’t even know if trick or treating will be allowed or if it is how it will even look.
The last thing I want to do is ruin or make the holiday kinda suck for my kids. I mean who doesn’t love to dress up and go trick or treating.
This year to help keep it special since I’m planning on us having Halloween at home. I’ve decided to take my decor a little extra. But still simple.
To add our new “extra” decor I put together an upcycled DIY banner that is so easy to make. Anyone can do it and you can even have your children help you if you want. Or let them make their own. My kids got to make their own and hang them up in their playroom and they love it.
If you aren’t very crafty or don’t feel like hand drawing the letters I still got you covered. Near the bottom of this post you will find mock ups of my free SVG files and printable Halloween banners. They are super cute.
If your looking for other free decor or Halloween themed things you should definitely check out my Free Resource Library. It’s full of all kinds of goodies along with those Halloween banners.
Now to the making of this cute banner…
- Empty cereal boxes (any food boxes work)
- Chalk or colored marker
- Sharpie or dark colored marker
- Hole punch
- String or twine
How To Make It:
To start I always sketch out my bunting banner on a piece of paper so I have the exact size and shape I want. Below is the sizing of mine that I did so you have an idea. You can make them bigger or smaller or wider. How ever you prefer. This is your creation.
Now that you have your “guide” go ahead and trace it onto the printed side of your cereal boxes. I trace on the printed side so I don’t have to erase any lines off. Unless I’m painting them. Then I don’t worry about it.
Now write out what you’d like your banner to say with either your chalk maker or a regular marker. You don’t have to worry so much about making it pretty. The outlining of it makes it super cute.
Now you will want to take your other market you picked for the outline. I like to mix black and white or trace with colors around my white marker.
Now you’ll want to take your hole punch and punch holes on the top two corners and thread your string or twine through it. Leave it long enough on the edges to attach to nails or frames. Or where ever you decide to hang yours.
Here is another I made with the white wording and color around it. It came out so cute!
If you love the idea of a Halloween banner but don’t really feel like hand writing out the words. I’ve created an SVG that’s says Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat for you to download and use on your Cricut or Silhouette machines. Just cut out the cereal boxes like I mentioned above and then attach your letters to them. Or make a cute sign insteqd
If your not feeling all that artsy but would love to create a banner of your own still. Then I’ve put together 3 different printable banners for you. All you need to do is print them out and string them up.
I have a ton of other Halloween posts where I share lists, printables, SVG’s and so much more. If you’d like to check them out just click any of the posts below.
It’s pretty safe to say I love Halloween and blogging about it. I hope this post and my others help you have fun decorating for Halloween this year.
Until next time, Live a life you love!